Dr. Michael Bivins: Among UA’s most prominent black graduates

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder He has served on a previous governor’s state health coordination committee. He was recently nominated and accepted to the Alabama Leadership Course and has been a member of the Birmingham Leadership Course. Bivins, along with other Urology Centers physicians, conducts free annual prostate cancer screenings in underserved areas across the state, including Pike County.He attended the University of Alabama from 1986-1991, a time that was 28 years removed from the stand in the schoolhouse door.“At Alabama, I was able to be a part of a diverse student body,” Bivins said. “The University of Alabama laid the foundation for me to be able to do the thing I wanted to do most … take care of people.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Bivins laughingly said his desire to become a doctor came from an episode of the television series “The Brady Bunch.”“There was a doctor on the show and that was the first time that it hit me that I wanted to be a doctor,” he said. “I got the encyclopedia and started reading all I could about doctors and what they did. We had a first aid book at the house and I read it over and over.”But it was not until Bivins was in sixth grade that he realized he really could be whatever he wanted to be and that was a doctor.“Donald Watkins spoke at our sixth-grade graduation at Pike County Elementary School,” Bivins said. “He was a lawyer. That was the first time I had seen an African American lawyer and he had graduated from the University of Alabama. I knew then that, if Donald Watkins could do it, so could Michael Bivins.” Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Skip Dr. Michael Bivins: Among UA’s most prominent black graduates Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Bivins had the support of his family and the benefit of outstanding and dedicated teachers in the Brundidge schools.“I will always be thankful for teachers like Avis Synco, Lois Robinson, Johnnie Mae Grant, Marilyn Phillips and Everett McGowan,” Bivins said. “They pointed me in the right direction and led me along the way.”Although Bivins graduated from a high school in a small town in rural South Alabama, he was prepared for the future he had planned.His hard-working mom, his family, his friends, his neighbors, his teachers, his community and his university pushed him along.“Together they provided me with the building blocks necessary to make me who I am today, if I am anything,” he said. On June 11, 1963, the color barrier was broken at the University of Alabama, opening the way for thousands of black students to attend the previously all white university.Dr. BivinsOn Tuesday, a listing of some of the most prominent black graduates of the University of Alabama was on posted on a statewide newssite. On that list was 1986 Pike County High School graduate, Dr. Michael Bivins, the state’s first black urologist.Bivins is a surgeon with Urology Centers of Alabama in Birmingham who utilizes robotics to perform surgery. You Might Like Lockheed gets $34 million JASSM contract Lockheed Martin has received a $34.2 million Foreign Military Sales contract from the U.S. Air Force to support additional integration… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Contentlast_img read more